Unique Olympic opportunity for young Softball Victoria members

Unique Olympic opportunity for young Softball Victoria members

Calling all Year 10, 11 and 12 Softball Victoria members!

Each year the Victorian Olympic Council provide students with a unique opportunity to apply for the Pierre de Coubertin Award. Pierre was a French educator and historian who founded the International Olympic Committee, and now the International Olympic Committee award a medal named in his honour to athletes who demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship during the Olympic Games.

In line with this, the Australian Olympic Council in conjunction with the Victorian Olympic Council allow State Sporting Associations to nominate an student athlete from their sport to be in the running to receive the Pierre de Coubertin Award.

A further two student athletes are included as Sport Leaders; all of whom will be involved in a one day program that involves interacting with Olympians, touring the National Sports Museum, and interacting with like-minded students whilst learning about the Olympic Movement. The award recognises students that demonstrate values that are consistent with the Olympic Movement through their participation in sporting activities, regardless of the level at which they are involved.

For more information on all of the necessary details and what is required from you in order to apply for this opportunity, click here. Please read all of the information carefully and if you wish to be considered please ensure that you forward your submission to Simon Blundell at coaches@softballvic.org.au by COB Friday 21 April.

All submissions will then be considered by a panel of Softball Victoria staff and Board members, with the best three submissions to be forwarded to the Victorian Olympic Council for final consideration.